Rooks County Historical Museum


Rooks County’s French Canadian and German ancestry and the region’s history can be reviewed at the Museum where the past is preserved for both present and future generations. The museum features one of the largest displays of dolls in the area, a medical instrument collection, a display of farm tools, clothing, machinery, and even some items used to handle law breakers. Other displays at the museum include items from a one room schoolhouse, information and numerous pictures from each of the counties towns. The limestone statue of a draft horse from the Woodston Big Barn graces the front of the museum.  The statue was carved by Pete Felton, a well-known Hays, Kansas artist.

The museum contains tourist information, local history exhibits, and genealogy capabilities.

Admission: Free, donations welcome
Hours: Open Tues., Thurs., & Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4: p.m.
Group tours are available anytime upon request.
Address: 921 S. Cedar, South Highway 183
Phone: 785-425-7217


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